Considerations for Starting a 3D Printing Lab in the Department of Radiology

Nicole Wake

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The timing for opening a dedicated Radiology centered 3D printing lab is ideal based on the current academic landscape, recent technological advances in image processing and 3D printing, and the emerging regulatory and reimbursement environments surrounding 3D printing-based technologies. Having a 3D printing in-house at the point of care will enhance best practices by making 3D printing more accessible for the end user, ultimately leading to improved patient care, increased patient satisfaction, and cost savings for the healthcare system. This chapter will discuss considerations for starting a 3D printing lab with topics including printing technology and material considerations, software considerations, space and financial planning, staffing, and health and safety.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication3D Printing for the Radiologist
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9780323775731
StatePublished - Jan 1 2021


  • 3D printing
  • In-house 3D print lab
  • Patient care
  • Point of care

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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